Tywanda L. Cuffy – Director of External Relations, Communications and Development Initiatives, University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press
Nicole Hernandez – External Relations Coordinator, University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press
The Friends of the University of Delaware Library has been around for more than 65 years. In 2018, we began working more closely with the group to redefine who they were, restructure how they do business and reestablish their support of the University of Delaware Library in new ways. The process has not always been easy. There have been successes, failures, and lessons-learned along the way. Join us as we explore these and provide you with strategic and tactical ways to reimagine your Friends group.
Tywanda L. Cuffy is the Director of External Relations, Communications and Development Initiatives at the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press. In this role, she oversees all development, donor relations, event planning, communications and marketing for the University’s flagship library, four branch libraries, three museums and the university press. Prior to this role, she served as the Assistant Director of Donor Stewardship and Alumni Engagement Communications in the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at UD.
Nicole Hernandez is the External Relations Coordinator at the University of Delaware Library, Museums and Press. Her work focuses on donor stewardship, coordinating with the Friends of the UD Library, and developing and implementing engagement strategies with key constituents. Prior to her current role, Nicole served as the Program Manager for the Research Commons, a digital scholarship center, at The Ohio State University Library.